no spam now

18 Mar

london 8.16pm 11C dry night wednesday 2020

i notice the empty shelves in the supermarket now, so that it is hardly worth the bother to go there anymore. what is new is that the supermarkets have now limited the number of products people can buy, to two or three maximum. so perhaps they can catch up with replenishing the shelves and keep them for longer.

anyway, as far as i am concerned that is the only visible disruption i can see in my life now. everything else around me is still open… for eg, the library is still open, schools are open, but will be closed on friday 20.3.20. the post office is still open, so i can pay in the service charge cash. the system only allows me to pay in £200 each day. and i have two more days to go before i pay off the amount i owe. the public transport is still running. but since everyone is asked to work at home, there is no rush hour now. and they are saying they might have to reduce the service to run like weekend timetable. 

reading the news, i came across this one, about travellers trying to get back to uk, because all the european countries are asking them to leave, and closing their hotels. europe is going further by  closing its borders to incoming non EU  citizens.  uk is allowed in for now, but it wont be long before even that is closed.

but if everything is closed even to its own citizens, there is not much point for tourists to visit those countries anyway. with every thing being closed people will lose their jobs and get no income. surely it will wreck the economy. all of this just to flatten the curve of infection to allow the health services to cope. 

even malaysia is closing the border with singapore, making all the malaysian workers who commute daily to decide to remain in singapore for the two weeks the border is closed.

one thing i noticed, i dont get spam mail anymore. hotmail always get spam, but not now. why that should be so i have no idea since it cannot be affected by the real virus. i assume all this generated spam mail must be automated and computer controlled. but it seems not because they have all disappeared from my email server. it might be temporary , this disappearance of spam from my email. 


One Response to “no spam now”

  1. Garfield Hug Thursday March 19, 2020 at 11:46 pm #

    I heard it might close longer than 2 weeks if the virus is not contained just yet. I hope things stabilises as it is affecting the livelihood of many.

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